Curriculum Theory in Brazil: A Path in the Mists of the Twenty-First Century

  • Antonio Flávio Barbosa Moreira
  • Rosane Karl Ramos


This chapter analyzes educational and academic mobility in field of curriculum studies, as a step away from the category of educational transfer. The field of curriculum studies in Brazil has been characterized by an intense process of internationalization, which is considered to be a new paradigm. The general objective of this chapter is to analyze internationalization and mobility in relation to curriculum theory, considering the field as a space where “complicated conversations” occur. This chapter intends to defend the place for an idea, which is, in short, the potentiality of curriculum theory in Brazil to be regarded as a territory for counter-hegemonic discourses and actions on internationalization. We have analyzed a few researchers’ opinions on this ermerging issue, collected from interviews and some of their publications. We infer from this conversation that some of the main suggested strategies for internationalization are the integration of international and local research, events, debates, and joint publications that would gather curriculum researchers from different parts of the world, while trying to avoid any sort of search for homogeneity.


Internationalization Curriculum theory Educational transfer Mobility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Flávio Barbosa Moreira
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rosane Karl Ramos
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Catholic University of PetrópolisRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Pontifical Catholic UniversityRio de JaneiroBrazil

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